Summer Sale Round Up: Jackets

Next up in the summer sale round up is jackets.  I love waiting for jackets to come on sale because they are typically a more expensive item.  And who doesn’t love a deal.  Most of these jackets are close to 50% off.  And while they may not be a go to for these hot summer days, thee jackets will be perfect for Fall layers (yes I went there, sorry) and also great for those chilly AC office environments.

And if you are looking for dresses, be sure to check out the summer dress sales here.

Happy Shopping

 mandi

 

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1.  Linen Coat With Shoulder Detail.  Zara | $60 | This one is over 50% off.

2.  Textured Pink Long Blazer.  Zara | $60 | Also over 50% off. This is so cute for the office.  It would look great with a pair of red pants.  Or denim if you want a more casual look.  I am not usually very into pink, but I love a pink jacket.

3.  Belted Checked Coat.  TopShop at The Bay | $96 | I love how the print brings structure to this jacket but the belt tie keeps it casual and flowy.

4. Textured Checked Trench. TopShop at The Bay | $96

5.  Green Duster Jacket.  TopShop at Nordstrom | $76 | I have to have this.  This is an amazing colour.  Its so classic.  I think the Queen wears a coat this colour, just saying.

6.  Yellow Oversized Blazer.  Zara | $60 | This colour makes me happy.

7.  Sidestripe Trench.  TopShop at The Bay | $81 | This modern take on the trench coat  has great side stripe detail on the sleeves.  SOLD OUT.  SORRY.

8.  Blush Asymmetric Oversized Blazer.  TopShop at The Bay | $66 | You can’t go wrong with blush, it goes with pretty much everything.

9. Rust Oversized Blazer.  Nordstrom | $60 | This is great colour too, sort of unexpected for  blazer.  And the fit on this is o perfect.

 

 

 

Zara Summer Sale

Ladies, this is it.  It only happens a few times a year – the Zara mid-season sale.  Starting June 14 at midnight.

I have rounded up some of my favs below.  I like to get my shopping  cart filled before the sale starts so that I can just check out at midnight.  Because its midnight and I am tired, but also things sell out so fast. Like in minutes.

BTW – if this is your plan, the site usually shuts down a couple hours prior to the sale, maybe 10PM.

Happy Shopping

 mandi

 

zara picks

1. Gingham Blouse With Ruffles

2. Floral Long Sleeve Tee

3. Cropped Relax Fit jeans

4. Checked Dress With Knot Detail

5. Blue Frilled Top

6. Eyelet Blouse With Ruffle Sleeves

7. Red Striped Top With Embroidery

 

8. Striped Top With Tassels

9. Eyelet Blouse With Pom Poms

 

 

 

 

Summer Essential: The Strappy Midi (under $100)

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The easiest piece to wear in the summer is a dress – hands down.  One piece and you’re done.  But also, its HOT (not complaining) and there is nothing breezier than a loose fitting strappy dress.

Also, if you are looking for a little more coverage up top, layer a tee underneath.  White is always a good option but grey would look cute with most of these as well.  Something fitted but not too tight.

Here are some of my favourite strappy midi dresses for the hot summer months ahead.

1. Ruffled Eyelet White Midi.  Zara.

This is probably not for every day errand running because while white is beautiful, it’s just not the most practical.  But this would be beautiful for a date night.  OR an afternoon party.

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The It Bag: The Straw Crossbody. And a Few Other Gems.

I am loving this seasons’ straw bags.  The crossbody, the bucket bag, the tote, all the shapes and colours.  So cute.  I want them all.  But since I can’t have them all, and really don’t need them all, I am sharing with you.  Someone should have them.

Here are some of my favourite bags, all under $100.

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Half Moon Crossbody.  Banana Republic.

This one is a little more pricey, but Banana Republic does go on sale for 40% off, so keep an eye out.

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Three Ways to Wear A Shirtdress

The shirtdress has become a wardrobe staple for me.  Not only is it comfortable and flattering but it’s a really versatile piece.  And because of its versatility its also a great piece to pack.  I have been trying to become a more efficient packer (still a work in progress) so I am always on the hunt for pieces that can be worn multiple ways.  To say that I am overpacker is an understatement.  Anyhow, back to the shirt dress….

Here are three different ways to style your shirtdress.  Plus I have included some of my favourite spring shirtdresses if you are looking to add one to your wardrobe.

One: Add a Belt

I typically replace the self tie fabric belt that comes with the shirtdress with a belt I already have.  I love the look of a chunky leather belt paired with neutral mules for a more casual look.  And you can see how a simple belt switch changes the look – the red belt totally dresses it up especially if you add a pair of a heels.

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Shop Spring’s Cutest Shirtdresses

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The shirtdress is a wardrobe staple for me in the spring/summer.  If I’m not wearing denim shorts on the weekend, you can find me in a shirtdress.  It’s so easy to wear and it’s versatile.  Sure you can wear it on its own, but you can also belt it, add a jacket or wear it open as a flowy layer.

Shop my favourite shirtdresses for spring/summer below.  Most under $50 and a few under $100.

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Shoe Diaries: Cap Toe Block Heels

My shoe wardrobe has really evolved in the last couple years. 4 inch heels used to be my normal but I just need more practical options these days.  And these block heels are perfectly practical plus they are super cute.   Also, they are only $45.

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Here are a couple looks I put together for these shoes.  All the items are under $50 and can be shopped online (free shipping with min spend and free returns).

 

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Look 1: Dressed Up Denim

Not only does the low block heel make these shoes super wearable, but they are also really versatile.  They are a little unexpected with denim but I love the look.  They look great with a pair of distressed girlfriend jeans too.

1. Distressed Denim Cut-offs.  American Eagle.

2. Black and White Bow Top.  Zara.

3. Black Heart Sunnies.  Aldo.

4. Half Moon Tote.  Zara

5. Pointed Cap Toe Block Heels. Zara.

 

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Look 2:  Office Chic

These shoes make me miss my office job.  And they are comfortable enough that you don’t need to take an extra pair of walking shoes with you in your handbag to do a lunch run.  These shoes are sort of prim and proper so I like the rest of the outfit to be a little more edgy.

1. Paper Bag Waist Cropped Trousers.  TopShop at The Bay.

2. Twist Detail Tee.  Zara ($10)

3. Layered Necklace.  Aldo (only $!5).

4. Raffia Crossbody Bag.  Zara.

5. Pointed Cap Toe Block Heels. Zara.

 

Happy Shopping

 mandi

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Spring Handbags Under $50

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I don’t usually get excited about bags to be honest.  Or at least I haven’t in a few years.  I think it’s because I got too caught up in being all practical – needing a bag to fit EVERYTHING I might possible need for myself and my kid.  But this Spring there are just way too many cute bags to be practical.

All of a sudden I find myself obsessed with bags.  Mini cross body, straw totes, geometric shapes, bright colours, pom poms, Love them all.  However, they aren’t going to fit everything I may, or may not, need in a day.  But I have decided that’s okay.  I can stash a diaper bag in the car just in case and carry a super cute bag for myself.

Here are a few of my favourite bags right now.  And as always they are pretty affordable, most of them are less than $50.

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Spring Dress Staples

 

What I love most about a Spring/Summer wardrobe is that I get to wear dresses. No pants, no tights – so comfortable.  I just love bare legs.  Mind you along with the comfort of bare legs comes shaving……. but it’s worth it.  Especially when your hair is blond because you can totally get away with skipping a few days (at least I think no one notices).

I am sharing a few of my favourite Spring/Summer dresses from Zara and The Bay.  I love shopping online at both these stores because shipping is free (if you spend over $50) and returns are simple.

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Spring Trend: Black and White

I know Spring is often all about colour and florals, but there is something about a classic black and white look that is so Spring to me.

 

I love a head to toe black and white look, especially when you pair it with a pop of colour – maybe a coral lip or yellow shoe.  But black and white pieces are so versatile that they look great with colour as well.  I tend to stick to pale colours and neutrals when looking for something to pair with a statement black and white piece with.

A few of my favourite black and white pieces are below.  All under $100.  And all from Zara.

Houndstooth Jacket

This I love.  Its a classic print and this fit will never go out of style..  And it’s only $100. This would look great with a head to toe black and white look – perhaps with a pearl embellished tee and a pair of skinny cropped ankle pants for the office.  But it would also look cute dressed down with a little colour – maybe a pair of distressed denim and a pale pink tee.

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Embroidered blouse

I would wear this with a more casual look, maybe a pair of distressed black denim shorts and black buckled ankle boots (something like this).

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Back and White Ruffled Blouse

The piping on this blouse is so classic. It’s pretty structured on top but the ruffle on the bottom is a fun and flirty detail, making it one of those pieces that you can wear into the office or with denim on the weened.

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Side Stripe Pencil Skirt

I haven’t ordered this skirt yet but it is taking all of my willpower not to order it.  By the time I am done this blog post I am sure it will be in my cart.

Not only do I love black and white, but I love a midi pencil skirt – so classic.  This would look cool with the houndstooth jacket above or to make it a little more casual wear it with a knotted denim shirt.

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Side Stripe Pants

These pants would also look great with the houndstooth jacket or a white or grey tee and a longline black vest.  OR to dress them down, a graphic tee would look cool with a distressed denim jacket.  Also they would look so cute with a pair of white ankle boots.

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Happy Shopping

 mandi